Semi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction by Sujit MandalSemi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction by Sujit Mandal

Semi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction

bySujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti

Hardcover | November 26, 2014

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In the present authors attempted to have a clear insight into the interworking of geotectonic, geomorphic, hydrologic and anthropogenic factors leading to landslide in the Shiv khola Watershed, the most worst affected region of Darjiling Himalaya. This book includes the parameters responsible for landslide events in mountainous areas. It provides knowledge and understanding to the local people, planners, and policy makers about the causes and consequences of landslides as well as provides a suitable method to mitigate the landslips. The book deals with the role of land, water and soil in landslide phenomena. These three attributes have been described in terms of critical rainfall, critical slope, critical height and changes and development of drainage network in landslides. Mitigations and site-specific management options are evaluated considering the roles of local govt., community and other organizations in both pre-slide and post-slide periods. Various scientific methods have been used to assess the landslides that will bring about tremendous help to researchers in the field. In particular, Researchers in Mountain Geomorphology and Geological and Geographical Society will get tremendous help from some topics such as 1-D slope stability model, SCS Curve Number Technique, Assessment of morphological parameters, application of RS & GIS, Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process. Semi-quantitative approach is followed for understanding spatial distribution of cohesion, friction angle slope, lithology and lineaments, drainage, upslope contributing area, land use and land cover types etc. This book also reveals some techniques and models for initiating slope instability.

Dr. Sujit Mandal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Raja N.L. Khan Women's College, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. He has worked in the area of Applied Geomorphology consisting Hazards, Risk and related Community Responses. He has over 20 publications in various journals. He is currently a principal investigato...
Title:Semi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and PredictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pagesPublished:November 26, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9812871454

ISBN - 13:9789812871459


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Geo-spatial Variability Geomorphic Parameters and Slope Instability.- Hydrologic Parameters and Slope Instability.- Surface Run-off, Soil Erosion and Slope Instability.- Geomorphic threshold Landslide.- Stability Model and Landslide Susceptibility Using Geo-technical Properties of Soil.- Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)&Frequency Ratio (FR) in Assessing Landslide Susceptibility and Risk.- Landslide Mitigation.